Douglas Grinslade LEWIS

LEWIS, The Hon. Douglas Grinslade, P.C., Q.C., LL.B., F.C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Simcoe North (Ontario)
Birth Date
April 17, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Lewis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=761a9263-10e4-4b7c-848d-e7ba3a1f500e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (October 1, 1979 - December 14, 1979)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (September 9, 1981 - February 8, 1983)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (September 9, 1981 - February 8, 1983)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (February 9, 1983 - September 6, 1983)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (February 9, 1983 - September 6, 1983)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board (November 1, 1984 - November 24, 1985)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council (November 25, 1985 - October 14, 1987)
  • Minister of State (Treasury Board) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of State (Government House Leader) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Simcoe North (Ontario)
  • Minister of State (Treasury Board) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of State (Government House Leader) (August 27, 1987 - January 29, 1989)
  • President of the Treasury Board (December 8, 1988 - January 29, 1989)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (January 30, 1989 - February 22, 1990)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (April 3, 1989 - February 22, 1990)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (April 3, 1989 - February 22, 1990)
  • Minister of Transport (February 23, 1990 - April 20, 1991)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (April 21, 1991 - June 24, 1993)
  • Progressive Conservative Party House Leader (June 25, 1993 - September 8, 1993)
  • Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (June 25, 1993 - November 3, 1993)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (June 25, 1993 - November 3, 1993)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 592 of 592)


May 8, 1980

Mr. Doug Lewis (Simcoe North):

Madam Speaker, in view of the fact that Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation yesterday released figures indicating that multiple dwelling starts were down by 19 per cent from April, 1979, and since Canada is currently running more than 50,000 housing starts behind the number required to adequately house Canadians, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Surrey-White Rock-North Delta (Mr. Friesen):

That the minister immediately convene a federal-provincial conference on housing, including representatives from the housing industry, to plan a coordinated attack on the housing problems of the 1980s.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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April 21, 1980

Mr. Doug Lewis (Simcoe North):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, under the provisions of Standing Order 43.

In view of the fact that there has been a great deal of flooding this spring throughout Ontario, and in view of the fact that a crisis has arisen in the riding of Simcoe North, where water levels are under the jurisdiction of the Minister of the Environment, through Parks Canada, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Mississauga South (Mr. Blenkarn):

That the Minister of the Environment order that immediate steps be taken to order Parks Canada to alleviate the flooding in Simcoe North, and commission a study to seek a long-term solution of the problem.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
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April 21, 1980

Mr. Doug Lewis (Simcoe North):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Acting Minister of Public Works. On Tuesday, April 15, the Minister of Finance suggested, on page 17 of Hansard, that people only have difficulty renewing their mortgages for the following reason:

-their incomes have not increased and because their equity in their homes has not increased, or the value has not appreciated-

Will the minister admit that mortgage loan officers are only interested in income available to meet mortgage payments when considering whether to renew a mortgage, and that an increase in equity or appreciation in value only helps mortgage companies avoid the spectre of foreclosure, rather than helping the 350,000 average Canadians who are renewing their-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HOUSING
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April 15, 1980

Mr. Lewis:

Madam Speaker, while the Canadian home owner waits for this "later date", has the government any legislation which will in any way produce relief which is comparable to the $375 which Canadian home owners could have received in April or May after filing their income tax returns this month? That was under the legislation which we introduced and which was defeated by the Liberal party and its allies, the NDP, last fall.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROGRAM TO ASSIST HOME OWNERS
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April 15, 1980

Mr. Doug Lewis (Simcoe North):

Madam Speaker, 1 have a question for the Minister of Public Works with respect to the average Canadian home owner who has been totally abandoned in the Speech from the Throne and it is, perhaps, rather in spite of or despite the previous answer given by the Minister of Finance.

In view of the fact that the average Canadian home owner who is renewing a mortgage today is faced with the spectre of mortgage payments which he just cannot afford, as well as the spectre of foreclosure-which is referred to in the Speech from the Throne-does the minister have a broad program of relief which is in any way comparable to the legislation which was introduced into the last Parliament by the Conservative party?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROGRAM TO ASSIST HOME OWNERS
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